Doing things differently since 1984
Just because I like to be inconsistent, I’m not going to do a ground-breaking post today. No new ideas here. While the internet fills up with talk of politics, war, climate change, terrorism, crime, and tragedy, I wanted to make sure I didn’t forget something much more satisfying… Autumn (Fall) is here!! And to give it a deserving welcome, I wanted to make a photo tribute to Why I love Autumn (note: photo credits can be found by clicking on the images):
AUTUMN IS BEAUTIFUL. My husband always mocks that autumn is the season of dying… Vegetation is dying everywhere. To me, that makes it more beautiful. How often do we think of death as beautiful? Yet, that is how our world presents it to us every year.
WEATHER. Maybe some people really like the hot, muggy, sweaty days of summer. I am not one of them. Bring on the crisp, cool, clear days of autumn!
NEW BEGINNINGS. When I was in school, autumn was my real New Year, along with all my resolutions to do a better job at life. I’m past school now, but the air of newness still comes at the start of the school year.
FASHION. In the summer, we’re all trying to shed as many clothes as possible while remaining decent. But with the cooler weather, we can layer up and dress how we want. For me, that means the two best accessories — coats and boots!
CORN MAZES. Corn mazes are one of those simple delights that make me feel like I’m 5 again. I don’t care if they’re cheesy, if you can see through or over them, if they spell out something clever or not. It’s a perfect picture of childhood.
HALLOWEEN. The Season of Celebrating begins with two of life’s greatest delights: candy and costumes.
1ST WED OF NOV. Election Day is OVER! This isn’t a holiday, but it should be. Everyone can go back to being friends now, and it’s safe to turn your tv on again!
THANKSGIVING. The historical legitimacy of this holiday is dodgy at best, but that’s mostly irrelevant. Consider it a made-up holiday celebrating togetherness. It’s my second favorite holiday of the year.
CHRISTMAS. OK, I know Christmas is technically in the winter. But, the celebrations begin way back into the autumn. This is hands-down my favorite time of year. To me, Christmas stands for everything Good in this world.
TOGETHERNESS. Whether it’s because all of the holidays, the cooler weather, or the passing of the activity-filled summer, autumn to me is a season of togetherness. So regardless of whether you like autumn, grab a loved one or a few and cozy up together while the leaves start falling.